Maximizing the distance of a throw

I stumbled upon an interesting problem in Kleppner's An Introduction to Mechanics — chapter 1, problem 21. The problem states: A boy stands at the peak »

The most important lesson the Ivy League teaches

Let’s face it — if you were sufficiently academically successful in high school to be admitted to an Ivy League university, you were probably a »

On cheat days

Bodybuilders adhere to a strict diet in order to make as many muscular gains as possible. However, once every two weeks, many amateur / recreational bodybuilders reward »

Chrome extensions for Facebook — detecting new pages

I wrote a Chrome extension earlier this week to hide Buzzfeed links from my news feed, my groups, and others’ profiles. However, I was having issues »

Functional design patterns

Functional programming languages are useless in the real world, they say. And you know, they’re more correct than I usually want to admit. Firms really »